BZE has Re-opened. This page will be updated more as flights are added.
It used to be, finding direct cheap flights to Belize was rare. With Belize becoming more and more popular, the airlines have noticed and have been gradually adding more flights from all over. There are now several different airlines flying directly to Belize and I will add them as they come back on board.
Direct Flights From US Cities to Belize City
Charlotte (CLT) – Seasonal; Beginning Saturday, December 5, 2020 Departure at 9:10 am. The return flight leaves at 12:41 pm. From December 20 to January 3, 2021, a Sunday flight is added, then back to Saturday only from January 9 to February 13. From February 14 to April 4, 2021, the Sunday flight is back.
April 10 to season end on August 14 the flights are on Saturday only.
Dallas (DFW) – Beginning December 17, 2020, Daily weekday departure at 10:35 am with the return at 2:35 pm. Beginning February 20, 2021, to August 14, there are two Saturday Departures at 10:35 am and 12:35 pm. The Saturday departures from Belize are at 3:46 pm & 5:51 pm. On August 21, the flights switch to Saturday only.
Los Angeles (LAX) – Seasonal Saturday Departure at 8:00 am. The season begins on January 9, 2021. The return flight to LAX is on Saturday evening at 4:00 pm.
The departure switches to 11:55 pm Friday night as of February 12, with the return on Saturday at 7:20 am and continues that way until the season ends on September 4, 2021.
Miami (MIA) – Daily flights at 11:27 am. Return to MIA is at 1:44 pm. Beginning December 17, twice Daily Departures at 10:38 am & 1:00 pm. Return to Miami flight times are 1:10 pm & 3:10 pm.
Atlanta (ATL) – Atlanta (ATL) – Flights began on November 20, 2020, at 9:45 am on Friday through Monday to November 30. Daily flights begin on December 4, 2020. Belize to Atlanta departs at 12:46 pm.
Chicago (ORD) – Seasonally; Saturday, at 8:55 am. The season begins on November 7, 2020, and runs to December 12, 2020. Daily flights begin on December 17, 2020, and run to January 3, 2021. On January 4 flights run on Monday, Friday and Saturday only until March 1. March 6 Chicago flights continue on Saturday only until the season ends on May 1. Return flights leave BZE at 1:58 pm.
Denver (DEN) – Seasonal. Saturday beginning December 19, 2020, at 9:45 am. Belize’s departure on route to Denver is at 2:15 pm. Saturday direct season ends on March 27, 2021.
Houston (IAH) – Daily Departures at 10:15 am until January 1, 2021. Beginning January 2, an additional flight is available at 2:20 pm. Return daily flights are at 10:00 am & 2:40 pm. *Please note the times when booking as flight departures do vary slightly depending on the day of the week.
United is also offering mail-in COVID testing prior to your departure from Houston.
Los Angeles (LAX) New* – Seasonal, Saturday only. The inaugural flight will be on January 9, 2021, departing LAX at 8:55 am. The departure from Belize is a 4:35 pm. The season ends on September 11, 2021.
Newark (EWR) – Seasonal. Daily runs start on December 17, 2020, to January 4, 2021, at 8:32 am. Saturday only begins on January 9 and goes to May 1, 2021. The return flight to Newark departs Belize at 1:25 pm.
Sun Country Airlines:
Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) – Seasonal, Saturdays at 8:15 am; return at 1:35 pm. Saturday flights begin on December 19, 2020, and run to March 6, 2021. From March 7 the flights run on Saturday and Sunday until April 10, 2021.
Seasonal Direct Flights from Canada to Belize City
Currently, there are no airlines flying direct from Canada to Belize:
Direct Flights from Central America to Belize
Panama (PTY) – Beginning January 8, 2021. Tuesday and Friday 12:06 pm with the return at 2:20 pm. These flights run until August 6, 2021.
Ready to Book? Refer to the days of the week as above and use the very easy TripAdvisor Booking Tool to help you find your ideal Flight to Belize.
Always double check flight times listed on the internet with airlines as they are subject to change.
If you have any questions or require further help on booking your Belize vacation – and local discounts, please feel free to email me at tacogirlbelize.
This information was last updated on November 29, 2020.
Ready to Book? Use the very easy TripAdvisor Booking Tool to help you find your ideal Flight to Belize.
How to Get Around Belize
Once you get to Belize you will find it is fairly easy and inexpensive to get where ever you want to go. Belize City is full of taxis to get you around town. Sometimes they may try and overcharge so I always ask how much before I get in the taxi to make sure I am getting a fair price. You can take a bus anywhere on the mainland from the main bus terminal. It is really cheap, but you do get what you pay for. Expect overcrowded old school buses and interesting cultural experiences. You can also get to Caye Caulker or San Pedro, Ambergris Caye by a water taxi. They run around $25US and take 70-90 minutes. Even though I like boats and old school buses, my favorite way to travel around the country is to hop on a Tropic Air island hopper.
The flight from the Belize International Airport to San Pedro takes about 20 minutes and is one of the most beautiful flights you will ever take. Because the plane does not go above 2500 feet, you get an amazing view of the Caribbean Sea and Barrier Reef.
Please note, the Government of Belize and the Belize Airport Authority are requiring all Belizean Airlines to collect a six dollar rider fee on all ticket segments. The rider fee is charged to every ticket issued regardless of any discount.
Examples: One way flight BZE – SPR = Rider Fee $6.00, Return flight BZE – SPR – BZE = Rider Fee $12.00 and flying to 3 destinations BZE – SPR – TZA – PLJ = Rider Fee $18.00
Check out more helpful tips upon arriving in Belize on my Flying in Belize page.
On the Tropic Air website, you can get the following downloadable PDF and other useful information. Click through to view useful and some downloadable flight information. You can see a or go to their various pages and find out the latest flight policies, departure tax, and pet travel information.
Shop Duty-Free Belize
Duty-free limits upon arrival: 3 cartons of cigarettes, 6 bottles of perfume, 6 boxes of cigars, 6 bottles of liquor or wine. Alcohol and perfume must go in checked luggage for your Tropic Air flight. Cigars and cigarettes can be on carry-on but cannot be used on the flight. Check out my Duty-Free Page to get a 15% discount on your inbound purchases and for more information on what you can take with you when you leave Belize.